After a big win against Sampdoria midweek, the challenge gets tougher with Napoli coming into town on Saturday night.
Napoli enters the tilt in third place in the standings with an impressive 20 points over 10 games. The Neopolitan side is coming off a 2-0 win over an Empoli side that has looked less than impressive to start the season, to say the very least. This was a game that saw them take 35 shots, according to WhoScored. Thirty-five! It’s still unclear who will be asked to lead the line in Arkadiusz Milik’s long-term injury absence, but so far Manolo Gabbiadini and Dries Mertens have been asked to step in to the role in the middle of the attacking trident. Mertens seems to be winning the battle, as he’s been on quite a tear as of late. A win this weekend would put them only a single point behind us in the standings.
Juve are coming off a 4-1 win against Sampdoria, a game that saw Patrice Evra go down with an injury. He seemed to be good to go based on his latest Instagram video, so it may not be as serious as originally believed. The team played well but it wasn’t exactly a rotated squad, with Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira both starting the game with plenty of midfield options on the bench. If they look good against Napoli and Lyon, then it’s no harm done, but it just looks like those two could use a rest right now. Daniele Rugani and Kwadwo Asamoah made their returns to the bench, so they will be among the available options for this weekend’s game.
Keep in mind, Juve plays Lyon on Tuesday in an important Champions League fixture.
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